Best Window Company in California – ClearMax Windows

If you’re in the Golden State and you’re looking for the best window company in California you’re in luck. My friends at ClearMax windows are ready to help.

They’re a new type of window company, just the type we recommend every day, and they’ll be happy to make the process of buying new windows just as easy as it can be. There are no pushy salespeople and no silly gimmicks. Just great deals on great new windows.

You can find their website here to see for yourself.

What’s their story?

The company was started in San Diego after the owners recognized the systemic issues in the window industry. The quickly realized they could do this differently and the set out to prove it.

They built a full featured website where you can find window prices and information with ho hassles at all.

When they reached out to me and asked to work with us on the site I was happy happy to recommend them. They’re just the type of company that I think our readers are looking for.

Where do they offer windows?

If you’re in San Diego, Orange County, LA, San Jose or just about anywhere else in California they’ll be happy to help with your project.

If you’re not sure if they can help in your area just click here to get to their website and ask them. I’m sure they’ll be happy to help if they can.

Why does ClearMax Windows make this process easy?

We think ClearMax Windows is the best window company in California because they’ve figured out that the window business can be simple. The competition is still living in the past with high marketing costs, pushy salespeople and mediocre products.

They even let you order windows online through their fancy website. Here’s a screenshot of their site so you can see how things look over there. I’d say it’s worth checking out.

ClearMax is doing things differently and you’re going to love it.

Click here to find their website and be sure to tell them you found them on The Window Dog!

Preservation Window Complaints – Is something wrong?

Preservation windows were designed by very savvy marketing folks. They’re intended to be sold by some of the highest priced replacement window companies in the country. They’re produced by one of the largest replacement window manufacturers in the country too. So why might you find Preservation window complaints online? The answer is pretty simple, mostly.

The cause is similar to some of the other manufacturers we’ve discussed. A common thread in Preservation window complaints has to do with the pricing. The sales tactics used by some of the door to door type salespeople can leave a lot to be desired.

This product line was developed by Associated Materials with the specific intention of being sold through the highest priced dealers around. Typically they’ll only offer them through one dealer in each city. Limited distribution is usually not great for customers but it might have an upside or two. Now if you’re a window dealer and you’re trying to sell products for a premium price this could be a good thing. If you’re buying windows it might not be so great.

A window contractor selling high priced windows will have his work cut out for him. He’ll typically need to tell some fancy stories. He’ll also often be a little tricky with the pricing to get people to buy. This isn’t unique to the window industry or to Preservation windows. It’s just a fact.

When you give customers tricky pricing and sales claims you’re likely to make some people unhappy. That’ll lead to Preservation window complaints.

Are Preservation windows good enough to justify the price?

This one is a little tricky as each individual dealer or contractor will set the retail pricing. It’s always possible that someone could offer a fair deal but you’ll usually see higher prices than might be warranted.

In general Preservation windows do use some higher end components. They’ll have things like upgraded balance mechanisms and non-metallic spacers in the insulated glass units. You might hear about fiberglass reinforcement or a sloped sill. Unfortunately for them it’s perfectly possible to find the same type of higher end components in most cost effective windows. As an example, my company tends to offer a much better value for very similar products. So, I know it can be done.

You can find more information on Preservation windows including info on the price, warranty and cost on our Preservation window review post right here.

Are Preservation windows good quality windows?

Sure, they’re perfectly nice but really not that remarkable. For example, according to the manufacturers data a Preservation double hung window has an air infiltration rate of 0.10 which is around 2.5x higher than another popular model made by the same parent company that my company offers.

They’ll also use thicker frames that block a little more light than other models. For some people this is a big deal, others don’t care too much.

The brochures, iPad demos and all marketing information for Preservation really are top notch. They do a great job of presenting the products and trying to justify the prices. In my mind they’re often not the best value around. They’re not a product I would buy for my house but different people make different choices.

Are Preservation window dealers all bad?

Defininltey not. I’ve known several of them over the years. There are perfectly nice companies offering Preservation windows. There are also not so great companies using the limited distribution of this product line to charge a premium price. For example there’s one Preservation window dealer in the Pacific Northwest that I’d suggest staying away from based on his interaction with my company over the years but that’s a story for another day.

So, how should I decide who to work with?

The window business is challenging, that’s for sure. Every company says they’re the best and they all say that everyone else is horrible. It can feel difficult to navigate, but luckily it’s really not that hard.

I always suggest starting with a company with a good reputation and a solid track record. Then listed to what they have to suggest. Ask any questions about it, ask about options both more expensive and less expensive. When you feel like they’re offering a reasonable value that fits your needs you should buy it.

It is not a good idea to fall in love with a window brand before yo’ve found someone to install them. That said, you can find the best window reviews on the internet right here.

To try to help in that regard we’ve compiled a list of great companies all over the country. We may not know anyone in your neighborhood yet but it doesn’t’ hurt to ask. You can find our list of the best replacement window companies right here.

Sunrise Window Complaints – Is there a problem here?

If you’ve received a quote for Sunrise windows and done some googling you may find Sunrise window complaints. Is that a sign of a problem that you should be aware of?

First, I’d say it’s important to be aware that you can find complaints about anything on the internet. That may be one of the joys of living in the 21st century. Someone hates everything and they’re happy to tell you all about it. Sunrise window complaints aren’t any different.

They are known for their sales training which can cause problems.

Sunrise windows does have a reputation in the industry for offering very in-depth sales training. This could be training from the manufacturer for the dealers or for the dealers from outside consultants.

Either way, you can sometimes find Sunrise window salespeople making claims that are a little on the creative side. The folks selling Sunrise windows are often paid 100% commission (this is not unusual in the window business) so they’re very focused on getting an order. They may tell you all about Cardinal glass or upgraded balances or full frame installation or super special foam insulation.

If they get you to sign on the dotted line they likely make 10% or more of the contract price in commission. If they don’t they get nothing.

You can probably see how this would lead to someone doing anything they can to get an order. I’m not saying Sunrise windows teaches this directly. On average I do think their dealers are going to be on the aggressive side. That sales pressure can lead to Sunrise window complaints.

Is this unique to Sunrise windows?

No. You’ll find a similar situation with most in-home window salespeople. That’s why we write about common window sales tactics here in one of the most popular sections of the website.

While this isn’t unique to Sunrise windows you may find it happening in a larger percentage of the total customer interactions with Sunrise salespeople than many other manufacturers because of their focus on sales.

We’ve written about a similar phenomena with Renewal by Andersen complaints and while I’m throwing out links you can find our Sunrise window reviews here.

Does this mean you can’t get a good deal on Sunrise windows?

Absolutely not. I’m sure there are dealers out there offering perfectly fine deals on Sunrise windows every day. We know some of them and recommend them on our site. Their windows are perfectly fine, the challenge can be finding a good dealer.

I do think you’d find that the average selling price of Sunrise windows nationally might be higher than other brands and I don’t know that there’s anything special about them to justify that cost. I’m sure their salespeople will be happy to disagree, but that’s my opinion.

The average would be higher because some companies out there are really marking up their prices and using their fancy sales skills to try to justify the additional cost. Is a company doing that offering the best deal to you? Probably not.

So, how should I decide who to work with?

The window business is challenging, that’s for sure. Every company says they’re the best and they all say that everyone else is horrible. It can feel difficult to navigate, but luckily it’s really not that hard.

I always suggest starting with a company with a good reputation and a solid track record. Then listed to what they have to suggest. Ask any questions about it, ask about options both more expensive and less expensive. When you feel like they’re offering a reasonable value that fits your needs you should buy it.

To try to help in that regard we’ve compiled a list of great companies all over the country. We may not know anyone in your neighborhood yet but it doesn’t’ hurt to ask. You can find our list of the best replacement window companies right here.

Renewal by Andersen Complaints – What’s going on?

If you’ve been shopping for replacement windows you may have come across Renewal by Andersen. Their ads can be all over the place and everyone has heard of the Andersen windows brand. You may have also come across Renewal by Andersen complaints and that’s not too usual.

There are a few reasons any larger window company will have occasional complaints. We’re written about Alside window complaints and Simonton window complaints before. Some of the factors discussed there definitely apply to Andersen too.

You will find that Renewal by Andersen complaints are often a little different for a couple reasons.

First, they’re very expensive and very tricky with the pricing

When you read feedback from folks who have received a quote for Renewal by Andersen windows a very common thread will be that they used very tricky pricing strategies. They often will use an iPad that will show you a price.

The first price will be very high. If you buy it they’ll gladly take your money. If you don’t they flip the iPad around, work some magic, then flip it back with a lower price.

Don’t buy that and the iPad will keep flipping around and the price will keep going down. It’s like magic.

Of course it’s not 1970 so basically no products are sold like this anymore except for home improvement products. It’s weird and it makes people unhappy.

Don’t believe me? Check out comments on the Renewal by Andersen review page we wrote a while back. The comments there, especially the comments from Renewal by Andersen salespeople and people who have received quotes, are my absolute favorite part of the site.

Does tricky pricing mean the windows are bad?

Not necessarily, but it might be a warning sign. I should say I think the Renewal by Andersen windows are perfectly nice products. There’s nothing inherently wrong with them and they look beautiful.

Notice, the issue that most commonly causes Renewal by Andersen complaints is not the products or the installation. It’s the sales process. If this sales process makes people unhappy you would have to wonder why they do it. That’s the question.

Why would a company use a sales process that makes customers unhappy?

Of course they don’t tell me why they do things so all I can do is make an educated guess. I think it’s because they know many people wouldn’t buy the windows if they were clear about the prices.

It seems to me that the only reason a company would use a sales process like that is because they know that without it people wouldn’t buy. Then you’d think, why wouldn’t people buy if the pricing was more clear? The only answer I can think of is that they’re not a very good deal. People are smart. People don’t buy bad deals. Unless they’re really talked into it.

So, the fact that they seem to use this sales strategy all over the country tells me that they know they don’t offer a very good value. They need to show you some crazy price like $100k for new windows so you can flip out, then they can lower the price to $70k and then the super special price of $50k seems a lot more reasonable.

If they had started at $50k you would have thought that was ridiculous and then they’d have nowhere to go, they’d loose the sale and their commission salesperson would be going hungry that night.

Should you buy Renewal by Andersen windows?

That’s totally up to you of course. I tend to think they’re pretty overpriced for what you get but different people value all sorts of things differently. I think they’d only make sense in a very fancy house.

Even then I tend to think I’d pick real wood windows over imitation wood windows for a very fancy house. So, they take a certain level of house fanciness. Fancy enough to justify windows that might cost $2,000 each, but not too fancy for imitation wood.

Obviously lots of people buy them and if lots of people weren’t happy they’d probably change their strategy so there’s no reason to think there’s any issue with the products themselves. The sales process seems to be the biggest problem most people have. If you can stomach that you’ll probably get perfectly fine windows.

So, how should I decide who to work with?

The window business is challenging, that’s for sure. Every company says they’re the best and they all say that everyone else is horrible. It can feel difficult to navigate, but luckily it’s really not that hard.

I always suggest starting with a company with a good reputation and a solid track record. Then listed to what they have to suggest. Ask any questions about it, ask about options both more expensive and less expensive. When you feel like they’re offering a reasonable value that fits your needs you should buy it.

To try to help in that regard we’ve compiled a list of great companies all over the country. We may not know anyone in your neighborhood yet but it doesn’t’ hurt to ask. You can find our list of the best replacement window companies right here.

Best Window Company in Phoenix – LJ Neal & Sons

People have been asking us to recommend a window company in the Phoenix area for quite a while now so it’s about time we finish this post!

I’ve known the owners of LJ Neal & Sons for a while and I can tell you they are the best window company in Phoenix.  They’re a family owned business and right here in the Phoenix area.  They use the same no-pressue sales process that we’re always talking about.

LJ Neal & Sons is the best window company in Phoenix. They’re the company you’ve been looking for.

You came to our site looking for information on replacement windows and hoping to find the best company in your area.   Hopefully you’ve found our information to be helpful and if you’re in the Phoenix area you’ve now found the best window company in Phoenix right here.

Leo and Bridgette are supporters of the site and they’re available to help you with your project from start to finish.  In fact, they’re working on some new posts for the site that explain the types of triple pane windows and I think our readers are going to love them.

Does LJ Neal & Sons serve my area?

If you’re in the Phoenix area they probably do.  If you’re in the area and you’re thinking about new windows you should definitely give them a ring.

What kind of windows does LJ Neal & Sons offer?

Like most window companies they’ll offer a range of options to fit the needs of most customers.  As you can see in the logo above they specialize in triple pane windows and that makes sense in Phoenix.

I’ve spent a lot of time in this area and while I’ve since moved away I can tell you Phoenix is an area where triple pane windows make a ton of sense.  Luckily LJ Neal and Sons will have triple pane and double pane options so you can pick the option that works best for you.

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This is a true family owned business. You can see the resemblance!

Will they send some pushy salesperson to my house?

Nope.  The owners, Leo and Bridgette, will personally come to meet with you to discuss your project.  That’s fantastic service.  In fact, they’ll even meet you on your installation day to introduce you to the installation crew.  You won’t find too many company with owners that involved in your project!

How can I get more info?

Great question!  There are three easy ways to get a quote.  No matter how you reach out, be sure to tell him TheWindowDog sent you!

  1. Give them a ring at 602-661-6852 for the Scottsdale office or 480-573-0852 for Queen Creek office.
  2. Send them an email at info@bestwindowreplacement.com
  3. Fill out the form below and they’ll contact you.  Don’t worry we don’t share your info with anyone.  Ever.

Just fill out the form below and they’ll reach out to you.  Your info will ONLY go to LJ Neal and Sons and we will always protect your privacy.

If you have any questions throughout the process I’m sure Leo and Bridgette will be glad to help.  Don’t forget you can always reach out to me as well.  Either post a comment anywhere on the site or drop me a line through the contact link and I’ll be glad to help.

By completing the form above they’ll know that you found them on TheWindowDog.com and they’ll be ready to help with your project.  You’re going to LOVE what Leo and Bridgette have to offer!

You can also give them a ring directly at 480-573-0852.  Be sure you let them know you found them on TheWindowDog.com!

Are you the best window company in your town?  We’d love to meet you and our readers would like to find you.  Meet us here.

Best Window Company in Tucson – LJ Neal & Sons

People have been asking us to recommend a window company in the Tucson area for quite a while now so it’s about time we finish this post!

I’ve known the owners of LJ Neal & Sons for a while and I can tell you they are the best window company in Tucson.  They’re a family owned business and right here in the Tucson area.  They use the same no-pressue sales process that we’re always talking about.

LJ Neal & Sons is the best window company in Tucson. They’re the company you’ve been looking for.

You came to our site looking for information on replacement windows and hoping to find the best company in your area.   Hopefully you’ve found our information to be helpful and if you’re in the Tucson area you’ve now found the best window company in Tucson right here.

Leo and Bridgette are supporters of the site and they’re available to help you with your project from start to finish.  In fact, they’re working on some new posts for the site that explain the types of triple pane windows and I think our readers are going to love them.

Does LJ Neal & Sons serve my area?

If you’re in the Tucson or the surrounding area they probably do.  If you’re in the area and you’re thinking about new windows you should definitely give them a ring.

What kind of windows does LJ Neal & Sons offer?

Like most window companies they’ll offer a range of options to fit the needs of most customers.  As you can see in the logo above they specialize in triple pane windows and that makes sense in Tucson.

Anyone in this area knows that keeping the sun out is critical to a comfortable home. LJ Neal will have options with some of the lowest solar heat gain ratings around. That means they’ll block the sun better than anything else.  Luckily LJ Neal and Sons will have triple pane and double pane options so you can pick the option that works best for you.

LJ Neal is the best source for replacement windows in chicago
This is a true family owned business. You can see the resemblance!

Will they send some pushy salesperson to my house?

Nope.  The owners, Leo and Bridgette, will personally come to meet with you to discuss your project.  That’s fantastic service.  In fact, they’ll even meet you on your installation day to introduce you to the installation crew.  You won’t find too many company with owners that involved in your project!

How can I get a quote from them?

Great question!  There are three easy ways to get a quote.  No matter how you reach out, be sure to tell him TheWindowDog sent you!

  1. Give them a ring at 520-467-1852.
  2. Send them an email at info@bestwindowreplacement.com
  3. Fill out the form below and they’ll contact you.  Don’t worry we don’t share your info with anyone.  Ever.

Just fill out the form below and they’ll reach out to you.  Your info will ONLY go to LJ Neal and Sons and we will always protect your privacy.

If you have any questions throughout the process I’m sure Leo and Bridgette will be glad to help.  Don’t forget you can always reach out to me as well.  Either post a comment anywhere on the site or drop me a line through the contact link and I’ll be glad to help.

By completing the form above they’ll know that you found them on TheWindowDog.com and they’ll be ready to help with your project.  You’re going to LOVE what Leo and Bridgette have to offer!

You can also give them a ring directly at 520-467-1852.  Be sure you let them know you found them on TheWindowDog.com!

Are you the best window company in your town?  We’d love to meet you and our readers would like to find you.  Meet us here.

The Best Window Company in New York – Window King!

For years we’ve been hearing from readers asking for a recommendation for the best window company in New York.  I’m happy to recommend my friend Nick and his company, Window King.

Window King is the best window company in New York

Who is Window King?

They’ve been serving the Tri-State area for decades with great results.  They operate the same way that my company does by offering great products at great prices without all of the sales hype that some companies feel is necessary.

The company was started by Nick’s mom 26 years ago in the very same location where they operate today.  You don’t find that kind of longevity from a lot of window companies these days.

When we started talking about working together on the site I was encouraged by the way their business philosophy fits so well in to what your readers are looking for.  Of course after being in the industry for decades Nick knows how the other guys are operating and he knows how to make his company stand apart.  Now, Window King works with us and supports the site both financially and with the great content we’re working to provide.

Here what one of their customers says about them:

This was the second time we have used Window King, they have replaced 11 windows in our home. They are courteous, professional and punctual. The windows were installed perfectly and they cleaned up all of the debris. They beat all estimates & do a great job. 

How do I reach them?

If you’re in New York, Long Island or anywhere in the Tri-State are you’ll want to reach out to them to see how they can help.  You’re going to love what they have to offer.

There are 3 easy ways to get more information:

  1. Give them a ring right now at 718-792-5989
  2. Send them an email info@windowking.biz
  3. Fill out the form below and they’ll be in touch

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      If you’re looking for the very best window company in Raleigh and the surrounding area you’re in luck!  My company, Window Universe, is offering windows in the Raleigh Durham area and I’d be happy to personally help you with a window order.

      We’re a little different than most companies in that we will email you our complete price list so you can see what everything will cost.  We’ll listen to what you’re trying to accomplish and make a suggestion that will accomplish your goals.

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      If you’d like to get a simple and easy quote for your project the process is pretty easy.  You can either complete the form at the end of this post and we’ll be in touch with more info.

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      If you’re looking for the very best window company in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area you’re in luck!  My company, Window Universe, is offering windows in the Pittsburgh area and I’d be happy to personally help you with a window order.

      We’re a little different than most companies in that we will email you our complete price list so you can see what everything will cost.  We’ll listen to what you’re trying to accomplish and make a suggestion that will accomplish your goals.

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      In the Pittsburgh area we’re currently offering 7 models of windows with over 100 energy efficient options. We have the solution to just about every window problem which is why I’m confident we’re the best window company in Pittsburgh.

      Best of all we’re doing it with no pushy in-home salespeople!

      If you’d like to get a simple and easy quote for your project the process is pretty easy.  You can either complete the form at the end of this post and we’ll be in touch with more info.

      If you’d like more info you can check out our website at www.WindowUniversePittsburgh.com for more info about what we’re up to.

      How does this work?

      Good question.  We’ve tried to design the absolute easiest way to get new windows.  Here’s how it works:

      1. You fill out the form on this page to request a quote
      2. We’ll send you a detailed and itemized quote for your window project
      3. You can ask any questions and we can make any revisions as necessary
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